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* Jaffna fishermen complain to Indian HC on Indian Navy arresting local fishermen
Fri, Feb 14, 2014, 01:49 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 13, Colombo: An association of fishermen in Jaffna today has handed over a petition to the Consulate General of India in Jaffna over the continuous arrests of local fishermen by Indian Navy.

The fishermen association has complained that Indian Navy is crossing over to Sri Lankan waters and arresting local fishermen.

President of the Jaffna Peninsula Federation of Fishermen's Societies (JPFFS), Anthonipillai Emiliyampillai has told The Nation that Indian fishermen continued to encroach into Sri Lankan waters despite the implementation of a 30 day truce period.

"We could see them from ashore. Nothing has changed. They continue to come to our waters. We do not go into their waters," Emiliyampillai was quoted as saying.

The Jaffna Fishermen's Federation yesterday issued a warning to Indian and local fishermen to stop using fishing methods that are prohibited in the Northern waters from February 15.

Following the discussions between Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen last moth a 30-day truce period commenced on February 10 to refrain from fishing in each other's waters. The Indian fishermen agreed to halt the bottom trawling method in Sri Lankan waters during this period.

Despite the truce, the Sri Lankan Navy yesterday arrested 29 fishermen in the seas off Delft for allegedly engaged in poaching.

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